Wills and Probate : Advance Directives

What does the term "Advance Directives" mean?

In Ohio, "Advance Directives" is the term used to describe three types of legal documents you can complete to express your wishes regarding your future health care:

(1) a durable power of attorney for health care (POA),

(2) a declaration for mental health treatment, and

(3) a living will.

An advance directive can be an important tool for you as a consumer of mental health and other disability services to guide your care should your attending physician determine that you lack capacity to make your own health care choices.

How can I create an Advance Directives document?

Use the Self-Guided Interview to Prepare Ohio Advance Directives.

Directivas Anticipadas del Estado de Ohio Entrevista en Espanol for Ohio

Where can I find more information on Advance Directives?

The Ohio Legal Rights Services has a list of frequently asked questions that can be of assistance to you.

See also the Forms & Education tab in this section for more information.

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